The Preventive aspect of Ayurveda in Viral Infection with special reference to COVID-19
In Ayurveda, the management of viral infectious diseases can be either preventive or curative. Prevention is better than cure, while there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, it will be good to take preventative measures. In this study for the preventative aspect of Ayurveda in COVID-19, the data has been collected, collated, and reviewed from all available literature related to the topic. It is analyzed that, COVID-19 pandemics can be correlated with janapadadhavnsa roga which are highly communicable diseases described in Ayurveda. It can be correlated as Abhishanga Sannipataj jwara which is of kapha predominance. Ama plays a major role in metabolic disorder patients for invading severe coronavirus disease. Ayurvedic medicines that have Ama pachak and immunity-boosting action play important role in the prevention of COVID-19 infection. Apart from the social distancing and hand washing, local and systemic intervention, Panchakarma therapy and certain use of Rasayana (immunomodulators) have been advocated to prevent the COVID-19.
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